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Photographer
Red Panda Photography
Posts: 176
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Hi everyone, i hope i've posted this in the right forum but i was wondering if people had any ideas on what sort of paint might of been used in this image

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/09 … 6d0701.jpg

Any and all help is very much appreciated so thanks in advance.

smile
Jan 29 13 12:11 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Red Panda Photography wrote:
Hi everyone, i hope i've posted this in the right forum but i was wondering if people had any ideas on what sort of paint might of been used in this image

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/09 … 6d0701.jpg

Any and all help is very much appreciated so thanks in advance.

smile

I am pretty sure that model didn't touch it to face - If she didn't had it applied on face - it could be even non toxic finger paint...

Jan 29 13 12:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Red Panda Photography
Posts: 176
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Dorota MUA wrote:

I am pretty sure that model didn't touch it to face - If she didn't had it applied on face - it could be even non toxic finger paint...

That part is fine, but more what sort of paint is used on the brush and down the hand, i just don't know enough about paints i think to go in a guess, haha

Jan 29 13 05:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kent Art Photography
Posts: 2,734
Ashford, England, United Kingdom


If I was trying to do that without actually knowing how it was done, I'd probably consider using liquid latex for a trial run.  It strikes me that the stuff would be easier to handle than paint.
Jan 29 13 05:35 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Heather J M
Posts: 718
London, England, United Kingdom


I'd just get hold of liquid body paint, for safety sake. It's not that expensive. Fardel do some lovely highly pigmented liquid paints.
Jan 29 13 06:06 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


I know that Johny getting some cheap stuff as accessories - I may be wrong but I would say it's a finger paint - this should look thick as on picture and is easy too clean...

Isn't easier to ask even model & Johny Farrar - who was MUA or is she knows what was used for this look?? models portfolio http://www.modelmayhem.com/1377339...

I had liquid bodypaints from Ben Nye - and it wasn't that thick...it was more runny liquid...
Jan 29 13 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Bots
Posts: 5,670
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


The "face"  and the  "brush/hand"  look like separate shots that are matted together in post.

Even regular latex house paint is safe enough for that sort of exposure. You would think nothing of it (drips - spillage) while painting your house.

Model holds dipped brush against green screen -- stylist adds more paint with turkey baster.   Shoot.  Wash hand.  60 seconds.
Jan 29 13 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,980
Corona, California, US


I agree that there appears to be a lot of post in the image.... that makes nailing down product recommendations a little trickier.

I would absolutely stress a cosmetic product - it is the most responsible, respectful course of action for the model's sake. Can we use craft products? Begrudgingly. House paint? Never.

The paint looks very thin to me. Turkey baster is an option, but for me would be too hard to control.

If I had to create this look, I'd use thinned, colored edible piping gel applied with a disposable pipet or squeeze bottle.
Jan 29 13 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JIOPIX
Posts: 1,182
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Red Panda Photography wrote:
Hi everyone, i hope i've posted this in the right forum but i was wondering if people had any ideas on what sort of paint might of been used in this image

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/09 … 6d0701.jpg

Any and all help is very much appreciated so thanks in advance.

smile

Rather than guess... why not just email John Farrar and politely ask.  It never hurts to ask.   Most photographers are more than happy to share.  At least... that's been my experience.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/680246

Jan 29 13 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Red Panda Photography
Posts: 176
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Yeah, who ever said it looks like two images now that you mention it i think your right.

As for asking the tog/model i used to do that but just never heard replies so sorta stopped but will give it ago, although i do enjoy these discussions about methods and ideas, never know where it will lead.

As for paint i'll check out the options you guys suggested, thanks heaps, feel free to share anymore ideas you have.
Jan 29 13 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Molotov Pigtails
Posts: 7
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


looks like water-based, acrylic paint to me....


like that stuff you use in primary school  because it's non toxic and can be cleaned easily. It has a really definitive texture and catches light beautifully.
Jan 31 13 04:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Red Panda Photography
Posts: 176
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Kate Molotov wrote:
looks like water-based, acrylic paint to me....


like that stuff you use in primary school  because it's non toxic and can be cleaned easily. It has a really definitive texture and catches light beautifully.

awesome i'll give that a test, great place for me to start, i'll try and remember to come back with my findings smile Thanks

Jan 31 13 05:44 am  Link  Quote 
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